Epitonium pyramidale   Sowerby,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Image copyrights: George Sangiouloglou

Size: 20 mm in length

Color: White

Shell small, pyramidal, with nine sub ventricose whorls scarcely in contact, aperture sub circular, outer lip laminate, columella touching crests of all varices and produced anteriorly into small beak. Sculptured with laminated varices, angulated at top near the suture, transpirally connected at suture and continued obliquely on spire, varices on body whorl converging below covering umbilicus.

Synonym (s)
Scalaria pyramidalis G. B. Sowerby II, 1844
Hirtoscala pyramidalis (G. B. Sowerby II, 1844)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Sangiouloglou, G George's seashells and underwater world Available at - http://www.george-shells.com/

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